It's officially August and the heat is on, but there are some great events happening from the mid-day to the early morning hours that even the 100 degree temperatures won't stop.
Metal reigns in the French Quarter on Friday night with post-black metal band Agalloch, Taurus, Pallbearer at 9 p.m. for $15.
Saturday begins two musical series at the French Market; all for free. The Abita Springs Opry will perform at noon on each Saturday for a month. This week is Grocery Clerks and the Steve Anderson Group perform. Then the New Orleans Opera Association previews selections from upcoming operas on every Sunday for a month at 4 p.m. As far as your nightly entertainment selections, Ponykiller, Dummy Dumpster, and Lovey Dovies are at the Howlin' Wolf Den at 10 p.m. for $5. If you've never seen the oldest living musician Lionel Ferbos, now's your chance as he just celebrated his 101st birthday. He will be performing at Snug Harbor at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Or if you want to see more than hear, you can go see the arm wrestling champs of NOLAW at One Eyed Jacks as they raise money for Liberty's Kitchen. The show will also feature burlesque performer Trixie Minx and aerialists for just $5 at 9 p.m. Siberia on St. Claude Avenue is back, but not for live music yet. The Game Show Show Presents The New Treasure Hunt begins Saturday at . Lucky contestants chosen from the crowd can play to win prizes like a bike from Plan B. There is no cover for this show.
This Sunday begins National Farmer's Market Week. Most of the markets in NOLA aren't open on Sunday, but the French Market will he having gardening and cooking demonstrations as well as their usual Sunday program French Market Fare at 2 p.m. This week is a healthy take on New Orleans's favorite dishes from Eat Fit NOLA. Also beginning at 2 p.m. is something much noisier. The Big Top on Clio Street hosts their weekly Punk Rock Takeover with A Hanging, Fat Stupid Ugly People, and Choi Wolf for $5.If you're not ready to head in for the night, you can help support Siberia during their difficult timeby attending Genevieve Brown's movie night featuring Peter Jackson favorites "Meet the Feebles" and "Dead Alive" at 9 p.m. This event is free!